The Sixers will enter another marquee matchup Saturday night without Joel Embiid.
Embiid is listed as out on the NBA's official injury report for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors, meaning he'll miss the Sixers' first five games after the All-Star break with left knee tendinitis.
The Sixers announced on Feb. 20 that Embiid would be re-evaluated in approximately a week but have yet to issue an update.
The longer Embiid is sidelined, the more scrutiny will be placed on his playing 23 minutes in the All-Star Game. Without him, head coach Brett Brown has turned to a number of smaller, unconventional lineups. It hasn't always been pretty, but the Sixers have managed a 3-1 record since the All-Star break, with wins over Miami, New Orleans and Oklahoma City and a loss to Portland.
Boban Marjanovic also remains out for the Sixers as a result of the bone bruise and mild strain of the right knee he sustained vs. the Pelicans, so you'd expect Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson will again see major minutes against the Warriors. Justin Patton will also be available as an athletic option off the bench, though Brown didn't use him in Thursday's win over the Thunder.
Bolden, who got the start Thursday, was impressive in the Sixers' win on Jan. 31 at Golden State, posting eight points, five rebounds and two blocks, and playing excellent defense on DeMarcus Cousins.
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